Western Entrepreneurship

Global Entrepreneur Week at Western (Top)
Featured Event Calendar

Startup Showcase

Monday, November 18, 2019
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Ivey, Great Hall Atrium


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From Bootstraps to Fortune and Back Again

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Propel (WSSB 2130)


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A Conversation with High Growth Entrepreneurs

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Donald K. Johnson Centre,
130 King St W, Toronto, ON


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Fireside Chat w/ Bridgit Co-Founders Mallorie Brodie and Lauren Lake

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Ivey, BMO Auditorium


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Proteus Innovation Competition Launch

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Propel (WSSB 2130)


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Ivey Open Lecture Ft. Entrepreneur Josh Domingues

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Ivey (Room 1130)


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#LondonCAN Exchange Event

Thursday, November 21, 2019
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
130 Dundas Street London, ON


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Ivey's Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Networking Event

Thursday, November 21, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
(Invite Only)


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Fireside Chat with Entrepreneur Steven Dengler

Friday, November 22, 2019
Natural Science (Room 145)


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Get Started (Top)

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Co-working space, workshops and events, and stay in the loop.

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Pitch, incubate, accelerate. Connect with the right people and programs, regardless what stage.

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Rising Stars (Top)

Coastline Market

Coastline Market

Coastline Market helps fishers and harvesters pre-sell their products before landing. By eliminating up to six middlemen from the supply chain, consumers get the freshest product at less than wholesale cost.

Booch Organic Kombucha

Booch Organic Kombucha

The Booch Organic Kombucha microbrewery never cuts corners, never forcing carbonation into their brew, never pasteurizing, using all organic and wild crafted ingredients, and water filtered to the best standards.

Rockwell Razors

Rockwell Razors

Rockwell Razors designs and manufactures disruptive men’s shaving technology, including razors that are customizable and adjustable to any and every man.


Propelling Student Success (Top)



Trailblazers in Canada and Around the World (Top)

Ben Varadi, Anton Robie, and Ronnen Harary

Ben Varadi, HBA'94
Anton Robie, HBA'94
Ronnen Harary, HBA'94


Western's Entrepreneurship Pillars (Top)

Pierre L. Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship

Recognized globally as a premiere resource for entrepreneurship research and education, the Pierre L. Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship serves new business ventures from start-up to succession. Housed within the renowned Ivey Business School, the Institute provides entrepreneurs with the tools, resources and discipline to thrive in a competitive world.

Propel

Propel is part of the Campus-Linked Accelerator (CLA) program, an initiative of the Ontario Government and administered through the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE). Propel is partnered locally with LEAP Junction at Fanshawe College. The centre provides co-working space, mentorship, seed funding, events and acts as an advocate for local startups in the community.

Western Accelerator

Launched in January 2017, the Western Accelerator provides students, faculty and recent alumni with an intense, rapid and immersive education in entrepreneurship.

Its goal is to accelerate the lifecycle of high-potential ventures and compress a year’s worth of learning into a few months.

WORLDiscoveries

Born out of a partnership between Western University, Robarts Research Institute and Lawson Health Research Institute (collectively known as the "Partners"), WORLDiscoveries® draws upon a mix of industry connections, sector-specific market knowledge and business development expertise, to help Researchers and local inventors commercialize their discoveries through licensing and new company start-ups.


Innovation Ambassadors (Top)


At their core, Innovation Ambassadors are about sharing – sharing of ideas, of guidance, of understanding, of expertise, of a particular insight into entrepreneurship unique to Western.

Our Innovation Ambassadors are self-identified researchers from across campus who have experience and expertise in entrepreneurship, commercialization or knowledge mobilization. They are charged with a mission to connect great ideas from their areas into the ecosystem. Innovation Ambassadors are an essential component of the Western Entrepreneurship ecosystem. Through their work in faculties and departments across campus, they are dedicated to developing and supporting an innovative mindset at Western.


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Our Ambassadors

Tyler Beveridge

Matthew Anderson
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Assistant Professor
Ophthalmology

Tyler Beveridge

Tyler Beveridge
Website
Assistant Professor
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry

Michael Buzzelli

Michael Buzzelli
Website
Associate Professor
Faculty of Social Science

Subrata Chakrabarti

Subrata Chakrabarti
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Professor and Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, LHSC/SJHC

Blaine Alexander Chronik

Blaine Alexander Chronik
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Professor
Physics and Astronomy

Norma Coates

Norma Coates
Associate Professor
Faculty of Information and Media Studies

Ian Cunningham

Ian Cunningham
Website
Professor
Medical Biophysics
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Regna Darnell

Regna Darnell
Website
Distinguished University Professor Emerita of Anthropology
Research Adjunct Professor of Anthropology

Maria Drangova

Maria Drangova
Website
Scientist
Robarts Research Institute
Professor
Department of Medical Biophysics

Qingping Feng

Qingping Feng
Website
Professor, Physiology & Pharmacology, and Medicine
Richard & Jean Ivey Chair in Molecular Toxicology
Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry

Aaron Fenster

Aaron Fenster
Website
Professor
Medical Biophysics
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Cheryl Forchuk

Cheryl Forchuk
Website
Distinguished University Professor
Nursing and Psychiatry
Western University

Doug Fraser

Doug Fraser
Website
Professor and Clinician Scientist
Pediatric Critical Care/Trauma Medicine

George Gadanidis

George Gadanidis
Website
Professor
Canada Research Chair
Faculty of Education

Elizabeth Gillies

Elizabeth Gillies
Website
Professor
Chemistry, Chemical, and Biochemical Engineering

Jason Gilliland

Jason Gilliland
Website
Professor
Department of Geography, Department of Paediatrics, School of Health Studies, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Vojislava Grbic

Vojislava Grbic
Website
Professor
Department of Biology
Western University

Miodrag Grbic

Miodrag Grbic
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Associate Professor
Department of Biology
Western University

Yiannis Iordanous

Yiannis Iordanous
Website
Assistant Professor
Ophthalmology and Pediatrics

Mandar Jog

Mandar Jog
Website
Professor, Neurology
Professor, Physiology and Pharmacology
Professor, Computer and Electrical Engineering
Director, London Movement Disorders Centre
Associate Scientific Director, Lawson Health Research Institute

Les Kalman

Les Kalman
Website
Assistant Professor
Restorative Dentistry
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Twitter

Mike Katchabaw

Mike Katchabaw
Website
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science

Jim Koropatnick

Jim Koropatnick
Website
Professor, Department of Oncology
Assistant Director, Lawson Health Research Institute
Oncology Scientist (LRCP and LHSC)

Hugo I. de Lasa

Hugo I. de Lasa
Website
Professor
Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Ting Lee

Ting Lee
Website
Professor
Medical Imaging in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Shawn Li

Shawn Li
Website
Professor
Biochemistry, Chemistry and Oncology

Tony Lin

Tony Lin
Website
Assistant Professor
Ophthalmology

Leslie Linton

Leslie Linton
Adjunct Assistant Research Professor
Don Wright Faculty of Music

Dominic Lim

Dominic Lim
Website
Assistant Professor
Pierre L. Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship
Ivey Business School

Len Luyt

Len Luyt, Ph.D
Website
Associate Professor
Chemistry

Manosij ‘Mano’ Majumdar

Manosij ‘Mano’ Majumdar
Website
Lecturer
Ivey Business School

Ruth E. Martin

Ruth E. Martin
Website
Professor
School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Faculty of Health Sciences

M. Hesham El Naggar

M. Hesham El Naggar
Website
Professor and Research Director
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Carole Orchard

Carole Orchard
Website
Professor
Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing

Gordon Osinski

Gordon "Oz" Osinski
Website
NSERC/MDA/CSA/CEMI Industrial Research Chair in Earth and Space Exploration
Director, Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration

Adam Power

Adam Power
Website
Associate Professor and Program Director Western University Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Co-founder and CTO Front Line Medical Technologies Inc.

Susan Scollie

Susan Scollie
Website
Associate Professor
School of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Abdallah Shami

Abdallah Shami
Website
Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Faculty of Engineering

Kamran Siddiqui

Kamran Siddiqui
Website
Professor
Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Walter Siqueira

Walter Siqueira
Website
Associate Professor
Schulich Dentistry and Department of Biochemistry

Juan Luis Suarez

Juan Luis Suarez
Website
Professor
Department of Modern Languages and Literature, Department of Computer Science

Matthew Teeter

Matthew Teeter
Website
Assistant Professor, Surgery and Medical Biophysics, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

William J Turkel

William J. Turkel
Website
Professor, Department of History

Eva Turley

Eva Turley
Website
Professor, Depts. Oncology, Biochemistry and Surgery

David Walton

David Walton
Website
Associate Professor
School of Physical Therapy

Xianbin Wang

Xianbin Wang
Website
Professor
Canada Research Chair
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Chunbao (Charles) Xu

Chunbao (Charles) Xu, P.Eng., FCIC, FCAE
Website
Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineerin

Jun Yang

Jun Yang
Website
Professor
Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Biomedical Engineering Program


Graduate Student Innovation Scholars (Top)

Group of Ivey graduate students

Western’s Graduate Student Innovation Scholars apply discipline-specific knowledge and develop expertise in entrepreneurship, commercialization and knowledge transfer with hands-on training. Apply your knowledge today!


Western Entrepreneurship Leadership Team (Top)

Eric Morse

Eric Morse
Biography

Ron and Nancy Clark Chair in Entrepreneurship

Special Advisory to the President and Director of Entrepreneurship

Eric Morse

Deniz Edwards

Director of PROPEL

Lisa Cechetto

Lisa Cechetto
Biography

Executive Director
WORLDiscoveries

Juan Luis Suarez

Juan Luis Suarez
Biography

Associate Vice-President
Research

Burns Cheadle

Burns Cheadle
Biography

Director, Science Professionalism & Entrepreneurship
Faculty of Science

Darren Meister

Darren Meister
Biography

John M. Thompson Chair in Engineering Leadership and Innovation
Western Engineering, Ivey Business School

Kelly Cole

Kelly Cole
Biography

Vice-President
External Relations

Jason Winders

Jason Winders
Biography

Director of Editorial Services
Communications and Public Affairs

Dwayne Martins

Dwayne Martins
Biography

Chief Operating Officer
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry